Lack of Access to Early Intervention Services for Children with Down Syndrome
For children with Down syndrome, it is vital to start intervention as early as possible to attain optimal development and this preparation could help them transit more smoothly to the next learning environment.
Provision of Direct Intervention Services to Children with Down Syndrome
The project aims to support children with Down syndrome from birth to 36 months who have yet to gain admission to the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC). It seeks to:
- Pioneer and pilot a direct service approach to provide a head start for infants with Down syndrome so as to optimise their learning experience in EIPIC or pre-school;
- Support and coach parents to provide continual care and support to their children through routine and play-based intervention at the home setting;
- Provide an alternative option for parents who would prefer a more intensive support programme;
- Allow the model to be potentially replicated and adopted by other VWOs.
Infants and toddlers with Down syndrome have an alternative or augmentative early intervention services; their caregivers will also be better equipped to support and sustain early intervention efforts at home.
GranteeDown Syndrome Association
BeneficiariesPersons with Disabilities & Caregivers
more about grantee
Down Syndrome Association is a voluntary welfare organisation that develops individuals with Down syndrome through lifelong learning and social integration, support families through specialist services, information and education, and advocate for equal opportunities, quality of life and their contribution to society.